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Old 09-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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Replacement Tires 255/75R17

Hey guys its time for me to replace my Wrangler SRA's after 50,000 miles. Iv decided I want to do some beginner trails a couple times a year so I want something that is going to be good for driving on the road about 90% of the time, but also be able to handle the beginner trails. Also, I live in Upstate NY so the tires need to do good in the snow. Any suggestions.

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Try Craigslist for some Rubicon takeoffs. I've also seen the price for the replacement Rubicon BF Goodrich M/T on Mavis Discount Tires and they aren't priced that bad. If you want to go a different brand, I really like my Goodyear Duratracs, although I went with 35s.

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I'd go with Yokohama ATS 265/70/17. Essentially the same height, a bit wider (10.8") and they are always marked with yellow dots for correct positioning on the wheel. Great in snow and are very quiet. I put these tires on all my trucks and Jeeps when tires are replaced.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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Since you're on-road, you should get an all-terrain instead of a mud-terrain (Rubicon takeoffs). M/Ts don't handle the rain/snow quite as well but are great in the mud and rocks.

I went with Firestone Destination A/T when we replaced our SR/As and have been happy thus far. They have a more aggressive tread pattern so they look a bit better than the SR/As, too. More proper in my opinion.


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They did well in the snow last year, but they were new, so that's to be expected.

The 255/75 leaves little options for upgrades, while going up to 285/70 offers many more choices (DuraTrac), but will likely rub when you turn.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #5
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BF Goodrich AT KO. I know that this tire will handle deep snow and that it will go almost anywhere off road. They are nice on dry and wet roads. You'll get about 50K miles out of them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...70&diameter=17

The other AT tire rated for severe snow is the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor AT. It comes in 255/75/17 as well as 265/70/17. I don't have experience with that tire, but it has great reviews.

The LT265/70/17 is the same height as the tire you're replacing, just very slightly wider. Make sure to get a load range C tire for less weight and a better ride.

Rubicon BFG KMs are not rated for severe snow.

The Tire Rack link is for comparison. Discount Tire Direct is probably where you want to order online.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
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Thank you so much guys!!
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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The selection for 265/70-17 is literally 3x the selection for 255/75-17!
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The selection for 265/70-17 is literally 3x the selection for 255/75-17!
Yup. Don't know why Jeep just didn't spec that or the 285 (with appropriate backspace adjustment to the wheels).
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #9
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If I wanted to go with a wider tire on my stock 17". What size should I go for without sacrificing performance?
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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A wider tire will effect fuel mileage, but since you own a jeep, I'm assuming you aren't worried about that.
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Not an issue for me. I do like the look of the wider tire but I want to know a good size to put on the stock rim that's not going to give me problems
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You could likely get away with a 275/70 without an issue. There are a few good options there from Cooper and BFG.

And as stated earlier, the 265/70 is wider and almost as tall as the stockers. They fit without issue.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:15 AM   #13
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Ok Thank you!
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:01 AM   #14
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Two very good tires for your application, GY Silent Armor and Hankook Dynapro AT. Both are available in the stock size.
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You could likely get away with a 275/70 without an issue. There are a few good options there from Cooper and BFG.

And as stated earlier, the 265/70 is wider and almost as tall as the stockers. They fit without issue.
The Yokohama Geolander AT is the "tallest" of the 265/70/17's. It has 651 revs/mile against the stock Goodyear's 277/75/17 of 649. Measured height doesn't always come out the same.
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Old thread but worth mentioning... Cooper is now making both the highly-acclaimed Discoverer A/T3 and Discoverer S/T MAXX in 255/75R17... Definitely good news for those who want to keep the stock tire size but desire something more aggressive.

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